If you have been reading my blog for awhile you probably know that I have been suffering from back pain for the last 10 years or so. I had found some temporary cures and a lot of pieces of the mountain biking and back pain dilemma but had not found something that got rid of the pain for good. I have found the problem and the solution to my back pain! Since many of you have asked I will share the cure I discovered.
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Entries by Gene
Many “casual” mountain bikers and even some racers don’t feel like they are athletes. Well, I have news for you, mountain biking is an athletic sport, so mountain bikers are athletes and you should …
… mountain biking alone is terrible for you (physically), you need to add sound strength and mobility training to you ..
MTB, Bermed Corners vs. Flat Corners: Another question I get all the time is some version of, “how is my technique different in a bermed (banked) corner than in a flat corner?”
As I explain in my camps a bermed corner (banked) is still a corner. That means everything depends on traction, speed and your goal. If I feel I’m going slower than the max speed that berm will allow and I want to gain speed, I’m going to keep my feet level and pump that berm to gain speed.
Depending on the steepness and traction I might even …
Most of my crashes and injuries have occurred within five minutes of throwing a leg over my bike. Usually because I wasn’t mentally “on my bike”, I was still worried/thinking about something that happened before my ride (Did I leave the stove on? Who won last nights primary’s? Do these fat tires make my butt look big? , etc.) and have a silly crash on an easy trail. We need to be …
To make themselves feel comfortable and confident, top competitors in all sports utilize a personalized pre-race (or pre-game) routine to help them perform at their best. Routines are not the same as rituals, a routine is a structured plan designed to …
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